Although largely unknown today, Long Pepper has a rich history dating back centuries into early African, Indian, Indonesian and Mediterranean style cooking. While early pepper enthusiasts would use both black pepper and long pepper almost interchangeably long pepper was preferred when greater heat was sought. The use of long pepper only began to decline with the discovery of the New World and the commercial transportation of chili peppers began. Today, long pepper is only rarely used but it can be found in several North African spice blends, some Indian vegetable pickles as well as in Indonesian and Malaysian cooking.
Flavor Profile: closely resembles regular black pepper it has a hotter taste with sweet and somewhat earthy, gingery undertones
4 oz spice jar w/grinder